Bits of giant space rocks return to Earth

February 3, 2020 admin 0

Japan’s Hayabusa-2 spacecraft is an asteroid-sampling return0mission spacecraft that follows on the mission a decade ago that returned samples in 2010. Hayabusa-2 was launched in 2014 and could is expected back at Earth in December 2020 with samples! Learn more about it here.

Learning the Basics of using Astronomy Gear with Aurora

January 28, 2020 admin 0

CCAS Member Aurora Lipper creates science curriculum for K-12 students through her online homeschool courses with Supercharged Science. In the image above, both she and CCAS Member Tom Frey are doing presentations in chemistry, physics, and astronomy for about 200 people at El Chorro Park in SLO County. Recently, she’s [Read More…]

Astronomy on Tap, Feb. 5 2020

January 27, 2020 admin 0

You may already know about the informal & informative astronomy get-togethers known as “Astronomy on Tap” in Santa Barbara.  They are free, short astronomy-related presentations at a bar. They are at the Matrix Nightclub & Lounge and this one is the first Astronomy on Tap of 2020.  

Me and My Telescope Gustav Nelson

January 24, 2020 admin 0

Astronomy has weaved its way through my life since taking a class at Poly in the late 60’s. I haven’t been without a scope for 50 years. The current collection includes a dozen scopes – all refractors except an 8SE (a “gift” that is still broken) and a Mak-Cass that [Read More…]